#Motivation

Making It All About You Today!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Ok, so it is Year of the MAGS (Middle Aged Girls). If you are anything like me, you have spent your life looking after the needs of children, husbands, friends, career and family. You have tried your best to make everyone happy.

How To Create Lasting Change In 2017

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

The beginning of the new year is a time of great significance and the magnificent promise of fresh new beginnings. It is when we typically put pen to paper and create a resolution list of all of the the larger-than-life things we want to accomplish.

Have You Ever Hit A Brick Wall?

Susan Leigh | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Being 'resilient' is often thought of as being tough, strong and keeping going no matter what. In fact resilience demands that we stop occasionally, take stock of things, adapt and grow in the light of new challenges and goals.

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Are You Full Of Good Intentions?

Susan Leigh | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Often January can start full of good intentions but it's not uncommon to soon fall back into old habits, especially if some of our plans hit obstacles. Then we can end up berating ourselves, feeling a failure and becoming disappointed at our lack of progress.

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

HR Jargon, Wellbeing At Work And The Hug Hormone

Andrew Heath | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

The HR world is awash with buzzwords and hot topics - search Google for wellbeing at work and you get 58 million results! Here's this week's hot list:...

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

Four Top Hacks For Making Change Stick

Chris Hall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

As we run up to Christmas every man and his dog will be talking about what they're 'going to do' in 2017, so I've thrown together some of my favourite hacks for creating change but more importantly, for making it stick! Hopefully some of them will be new to you, and remember that although they're mainly focused on changing your health for the better, these can be applied to all areas of your life.

How To Be More 'Emotionally Intelligent' At Work And Earn More Money: 9 Practical Tips

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Jackman

Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...

Resilience At Work - Another Paternalistic Endeavour?

Andrew Heath | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

Having been on the conference circuit over the last few months (Wellbeing at Work, HR Summit Barcelona and CIPD Annual Conference) we've heard the term 'resilience' being discussed in many of the seminars and break-out sessions. Many delegates have wanted to discuss that word on our stand, too:

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Is A Pay Increase The Only Way To Motivate Employees?

Sasha G Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

A number of studies over the years have reported how money is a major sub-motivator when it comes to jobs. And even though money does put food on the ...

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Anxiety: Four Years On

Jordan Marley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

I guess the moral of this is, anxiety can get worse, but you can always become happier. Anxiety can and will always knock you back, but there are times where you will persevere and overcome it, completely smashing it out the park. So, if anxiety ever knocks you down, don't see it as a step backwards, but as a step closer to that one time where you'll defeat it, on your way to destroying anxiety for good.

You're Not Nice, You're Weak. We Need To Stop Confusing The Two

Louise Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?

Top Three Ways To Survive Double Trouble

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

Looking back, I can now connect the dots. I now know the problem wasn't in the situation itself, but in the way I had chosen to perceive it. Seeing it as the end of the world, a cage was created out of which I couldn't get.

Your Time Is Your Money

Melanie Eusebe | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Melanie Eusebe

It has become even more apparent to me that my time is my money, and that our sense of identity is tightly linked to our concept of money and the value we place on our time and ourselves. If I spend so much time and energy making money, surely I should spend a significant amount of time managing my money?

How There's An Olympic Gold Medalist In All Of Us

Tasha Okeke | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It's hard to watch and not wish God gave you superhuman athletic ability to be the best on a world stage winning gold and have the whole world cheering your name and your whole country treasuring you as their national hero.

Is Your Day Job Worth Dying For?

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Veronica Melkonian

Today felt like any other day. The normal slog. Until, that is, I sat on my train home and flicked through my Facebook feed on my phone. Someone shared a photo of themselves at graduation a year ago today... at my graduation... a year ago?!

Girl Loses Phone At Party, Finds It With Inspirational Video Message

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Megan Fogal is pretty lucky she lost her phone at a recent house party, because when she found it, it contained a motivational video message left by a...

Five Things We Can Learn From Google

Stephen Doran | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Doran

There are five things that Google does well that you too can implement to help you to build a successful life/business: 1. Patience and persistence 2...

Are You Living in the 'Someday Aisle'?

Andrew Beatty | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

There are only two main drivers of human behaviour; reward and pain. The question for you quickly becomes this; what do you want more?

Why Muhammad Ali Was the Greatest

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Sport
Solomon Ian-Sangala

He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.

What Motivates You?

Olivia Cox | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Someone asked me the other day what motivates me to stay in shape. Call me fickle, but my answer tends to change on a daily basis. I mean, much though I might scoff at a 'no carbs before Marbs' type situation, I'll admit that my tendency towards toning quite vastly increases as summer approaches.